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    Bon Temps, kovie, NearlyNormal

    this article makes crystal clear  Obama clearly had no idea how to "work the senate" three years ago, and seems to have learned nothing along those lines in the interim.

    So, in this case, Ms. Dowd * is * on to something with her comments

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      wintergreen8694

      The NRA has a very tight lock on the senate, the house was likely to never go along anyway, AND Obama has never shown much interest or skill in working the senate. He governs through speeches, appointments and delegation, not hands-on. Getting his hands dirty is simply not his thing. He probably would have been a wonderful president during a time of relative peace, prosperity and bipartisanship (when frankly a 2x4 would have been a great president).

      E.g. during the 1820's. But the 2nd Era of Good Feelings this ain't. And the first one didn't come about until the Jeffersonians utterly crush the Federalists, a lesson Obama refuses to learn or acknowledge. Because it would be too risky, er, mean. Damn, there I go, with the hate again!

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 06:50:07 AM PDT

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